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Vectra VXR - Official Press Release

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I said that but i'm 2 faced i suppose - would love anything with VXR on it - or any VX220 for that matter!

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Gutted that the Monaro's been finished - i was looking forward to there being a few of them on the market for when i'm late 20's and actually available to afford the insurance on one of the Ozzy bad boys!

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keeps them rare i suppose. I hope another car like that gets made, as otherwise with VX220 VXR, the VXR badge looks a little crap on just the astra, vecta, and zafira.

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They're doing a Meriva VXR too apparently!

That should be interesting - performance but without looks - can't see it being all that appealing with a mixture such as this!!!

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devaluing the badge like rover did with MG. just makes ppl less likely to buy the good VXR models.

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Yep - true i suppose.

The Corsa too.

Should do a VX model and then the VXR stuff.

SEAT did that with the Cupra. Cupra is now the top spec, bu the 'warm' hatches are badged as FRs.

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devaluing the badge like rover did with MG. just makes ppl less likely to buy the good VXR models.

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Except of course that in MG's case the badge had some heritage in the first place...

As for Vauxhalls having their merits... I believe the base spec model is indeed a 'Merit'. (sorry)

Have to admit the only VXR that interests me is the Monaro. Shame GM have canned it, but I believe there are enough to meet supply until late next year sometime. They'll be an interesting used proposition in a few years.

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Surely the Astra looks good though too?

I think it looks a fine car - despite the torque-steer! I can live with that

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i love the astra. i reaaaallly want one. just think that it needs some heritage. although a fine car, it can't be the best VXR in the range.

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Are you getting an Astra VXR malagus??

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at 16? i doubt it!, though i do want one eventually.

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I don't hate Vauxhall. I don't particularly like them, but they have their merits.

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Yes, they are perfect rental cars... grin.gif

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Ain't that the truth... it's quite a hassle to avoid them when you need an airport rental. smirk.gif

On their websites they lure you with A VAG car, BMW "or similar", but when you arrive it somehow always the "similar" i.e. some bloody Opel/Vauxhall waiting there for you. "Similar" my foot... slap.gif

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Yes and I should point out that when I said they had their merits I did of course mean the Nova Merit.

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Personally think the Astra VXR doesn't look very nice at all and from what I've read the Megane 225 Trophy/Cup or the Golf GTI Mk5 are nicer to drive.

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As for Vauxhalls having their merits... I believe the base spec model is indeed a 'Merit'. (sorry)

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I thankyou! ices_blah.gif

The Astra does look good if you like that kind of thing. (But then I am over twice as old as Malagus... tongue.gif ). Personally I think it appeals to Nova/Corsa chavs who want to trade up one day. If you want a hot hatch that actually handles properly, you're better off with almost anything else (according to the mags that have tested it, not me).

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yes, but the astra is perfect for the guy who drives everywhere like he's sitting on a wasp nest.

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yes, but the astra is perfect for the guy who drives everywhere like he's sitting on a wasp nest.

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That makes no sense what so ever..........

Are the seats filled with lotion to soothe your stung behind or something?

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yes, but the astra is perfect for the guy who drives everywhere like he's sitting on a wasp nest.

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Guy + Astra + Sitting on wasps nest = Prick?

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Most powerful car in its class?????

These marketing men must almost have one class for every car out there. It's a family size saloon/hatch - so is an S4, verious Beemers and the Holden whatsitsname from Vauxhall. What are these people on?

Why don't they just say the most powerful Vectra?

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Why don't they just say the most powerful Vectra?

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Because they are trying to angle it as a hatchback, e.g. competing with everything from the Fiesta ST to the Leon Cupra R.

It'll be torque steering rubbish, kerb ahoy!

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Why don't they just say the most powerful Vectra?

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Because they are trying to angle it as a hatchback, e.g. competing with everything from the Fiesta ST to the Leon Cupra R.

It'll be torque steering rubbish, kerb ahoy!

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Yep, had a 3.2 as a hire car a little while ago. Traction light came on twice in the first half mile. That only had around 200 as well!

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